Punjab DIG ( Jails) resigns in support of agitating farmers and against 3 agricultural laws

While the ongoing farmers movement is gaining tremendous momentum day by day with the thirty two kisan organisations of the pan India level not ready to relent despite the union government having agreed to accept some of their demands as being reported in the media, the latest reports suggest that the agitating farmers of the country want no less than repeal of all the three agricultural laws and enactment of a fresh law on MSP.

Meanwhile as the temperature is coming down day by day making the evenings shiver prone not feasible for thousands of farmers sleeping in tents and in the open as well under the most challenging conditions n situations with eleven farmers already having sacrificed their lives while struggling for their just cause, people other than Kisans from across the spectrum are also coming forward to lent their all round support and solidarity to our ANNDAATAAS whose incessant struggle has entered the thirteeth day today.

While some of the outstanding poets of Punjab like Padamshri Surjit Singh Patar n several international players n sportsman have declared returning back their coveted awards to the authorities concerned, a senior police officer of Punjab of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police ( Jail’s) Lakhminder Singh Jakhadh has also tendered his resignation from his high ranking position, expressing his solidarity with the agitating farmers of Punjab and the country fighting for revocation of three agricultural laws n enactment of law on MSP.

He was suspended on graft charges for allegedly taking bribes from jail officials but was reinstated later on, after two months. DIG Jakhad said that his father too was a farmer and he studied n became officer later on. He owe credit to the farming community of Punjab. He added: I am a farmer first, then a police officer while resigning.

Sounds like a brave step as no senior officer of the government in states or centre has taken such a strong decision in favour of agitating n struggling lakhs of farmers n against the 3 agricultural laws of the country till date.

While taking this strong decision of resigning from the post of Deputy Inspector General of police ( Jails) of Punjab Lakhminder Singh Jakhadh has in a statement catagorically said that he has voluntarily taken this important decision of resigning from the post of DIG Jails in order to stand by the entire farmers of the country and against the three farm laws and for a just cause.

He has submitted his resignation to the state government.

According to a senior journalist K P Malik n leader of journalists ( NUJ) the government , farmers n everyone should give a serious thought over the resignation of DIG ( Jails) Punjab in support of the farmers n against the three agricultural laws.

According to him the wave of opposition against the government on three agricultural bills had commenced from the day the Akali Dal n its minister in the NDA union cabinet Harsimrat Kaur had resigned from her ministership in support of kisans n in opposition to the farm laws terming them as anti farmers n pro capitalists, followed by returning of the coveted honour Padma Vibhushan by former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal and Padmashree by Sukhdev Singh Dheendsa.

The farmers dharna at all the border points in Haryana, Punjab, UP and Delhi with the presence of thousands of farmers from a over the country is still continuing adding more n more numbers to the existing strength at Singhu, Ghaziabad borders etc.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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